Jose Horacio Rodriguez is left out of Congress; advocates change to the vote allocation method


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Feb 20, 2019

Regarded as one of the most respected and hardworking legislators during the 2020-2024 term of Congress, young lawyer Jose Horacio Rodriguez was beaten by the system and left out. He failed to make the cut under the D’Hondt vote allocation method that leaves little room for minority parties. Jose Horacio Rodriguez ran for the Opción Democrática party. His sister, Virginia Antares Rodriguez was the party’s presidential candidate.

Into the 2024 legislator election, Jose Horacio Rodriguez backed the candidates of the Rescate RD alliance that called for joint candidacies amongst the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) and the Fuerza del Pueblo (FP). Rodriguez said he backed the alliance to avoid what eventually happened that the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) dominate in the 2024-2028 Congress. But Rodriguez’s backing of the alliance did not deliver votes for him...

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